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Court Services Transportation (CST) Bureau


Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department transport approximately 4,500 inmates daily and travels over 2 million miles annually

Did you know Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department transport approximately 4,500 inmates daily and travels over 2 million miles annually? If you did not know, here is some tid-bit of information.

Court Services Transportation (CST) Bureau, formerly known as Technical Services Transportation and now part of Court Services Division, is the unit of the Sheriff’s Department that holds the duties of transporting inmates to and from courts as well as other custody facilities. CST is an integral part of this jurisdiction, compromised of over 270 employees who work diligently to see that all inmates make their court appearances in a timely manner.

On a daily basis, an average of 95 crews drive an impressive 9,200 miles and transport over 4,000 inmates. These professional driving teams are responsible for transporting inmates to over 30 different courts, situated throughout the 4,752 square miles of the Los Angeles County. Personnel at CST not only transport inmates to and from court, but also from county jail facilities to state prisons and state hospitals.

Currently CST has 82 operational Motor Coach Industry Prison Transport buses equipped with an engine which meets the stringent emissions output guidelines set by the Air Quality Management District. These environmentally friendly buses are used to transport inmates to and from court, custody facilities, state prisons, and state hospitals.

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